Delaware County Regional Recycling Forum

(Mar 18, 2022)

Join elected officials, environmental advocacy group representatives, industry spokespeople, area Environmental Advisory Committees and other stakeholders virtually for a discussion about the challenges of reycling, best practices and sustainable alternatives for the future. The virtual event is happening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. Please register at https://bit.ly/3BSN5aE Read more

 

Office Closure

(Mar 15, 2022)

My office will be closed Wednesday, March 16 th from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. while my staff and I attend a Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program at Simpson Gardens. If you need any assistance, please leave a message at 610-259-7016 or email RepCurry@pahouse.net and we will assist you as soon as we can! Read more

 

Upper Darby Township & Sellers Memorial Free Public Library receives state funding

(Mar 10, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, March 10 – State Reps. Gina H. Curry and Mike Zabel, both D-Delaware, announced today $25,000 has been awarded to the Upper Darby Township & Sellers Memorial Free Public Library. The Keystone, Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, awarded by state Department of Education will help fund a planning study to analyze the three township libraries to determine how to modernize the facilities. “I am excited to see the township receive this state funding, which provides hope and promise, as essential steps in the further revitalization of our libraries and improving the overall visitor experience,” said Curry. “Libraries are cornerstones in our communities. The continued investment in our library systems is necessary to keep our facilities safe and updated, as they provide equitable resources and accessibility for our neighborhoods, youth, and community members.” “Libraries serve as great equalizers in our communities, providing free access to information, arts and valuable programs – all that is necessary is a willingness to learn,” Zabel said. “I’m pleased to see the state award a grant to our local libraries to determine how to best move forward to make certain our libraries remain a vital part of our neighborhoods.” The grant will fund half of the total project cost of $50,000. The Pennsylvania Read more

 

Open House

(Mar 09, 2022)

Stop in and meet Rep. Curry and her staff during an Open House. It's happening Saturday, April 9 from 12 p.m.-4p.m. They will be able to provide information about state services available at their office. Read more

 

Youth Job Fair

(Mar 09, 2022)

Come out to the Youth Job Fair at the Lansdowne YMCA on Saturday, April 2nd from 12p.m.-3p.m. You can meet Rep. Curry and her staff. They will be available to provide information on state-government-related programs and services. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Student mental health and wildlife funding opportunities

(Mar 07, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

Senior Rent/Tax Rebate Event

(Mar 07, 2022)

Rep. Gina H. Curry can help you apply for a Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. It's happening March 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Simpson Gardens. The event is for Simpson Gardens residents only. To pre-register for the event, email Rep. Curry's office, RepCurry@pahouse.net. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Women's History Month, Congressional Redistricting, State Programs and more

(Mar 04, 2022)

In honor of Women’s History Month, we have the opportunity to recognize the wonderful contributions of women. Read more

 

4 women honored after responding to Drexel Hill helicopter crash

(Mar 04, 2022)

Four women who rushed to the scene of a medical helicopter crash earlier this year in Delaware County were honored for their heroic rescue efforts. Read more

 

Black & Diverse Business Forum Brings Out Dozens of Local Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

(Mar 02, 2022)

SPRINGFIELD, PA (March 1) – Senator Tim Kearney and state Rep. Gina H. Curry on Saturday hosted a Black & Diverse Business Forum at Delaware County Community College that brought out over two dozen local entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to grow their businesses. Held in the college’s STEM building, the presentation portion of the event kicked off just after 9:00 a.m., in the auditorium with a welcome from Anthony Twyman, Delaware County Community College Director of Government & Public Relations, followed by opening remarks from Senator Kearney and Rep. Curry. Both elected officials, who represent some of the same areas in Delaware County, wanted to create an event during Black History Month that had a meaningful impact on the community. “When people think about Black History Month, they often focus on recognizing the past accomplishments of notable African Americans,” said Senator Kearney. “I also believe you can celebrate Black history by supporting the great work black and diverse people are doing in local communities. This event gave entrepreneurs and small business owners the chance to feel supported by providing them with much-needed resources from experts and networking opportunities with reputable companies interested in contracting with black and diverse businesses.” “As Black History Month 2022 concludes, I had the honor of partnering with Senator Kearney to highlight the importance of Read more

 

Winter 2022 Newsletter

(Mar 02, 2022)

I hope your 2022 is off to a good start! I amvery excited about serving as your staterepresentative. Read more

 

Cannabis and Social Justice: The Impacts of Criminalization

(Mar 01, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, March 1 – Today, the House Democratic Policy Committee examined the impacts of cannabis criminalization in Pennsylvania, including the downstream effect of criminalization on families, diversity disparities in the medical cannabis industry itself, and what legislators should consider in legalizing adult-use cannabis. Read more

 

Now Open for Applications: Workforce Development, Substance Use Prevention, and Volunteer Fire Assistance Funding Opportunities

(Feb 22, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Funds (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Accredited state, county, or local Forensic Crime Laboratories or those laboratories that will achieve accreditation within two years of receiving an award. Use : To improve the quality and timeliness of forensic services with an emphasis on the opioid crisis throughout Pennsylvania. Funds : Grants up to $150,000. Application Deadline : April 5, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Schools-to-Work Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Any entity that is registered with the department as a pre-apprenticeship program or connected with a registered apprenticeship program. Use : To support the establishment or enhancement of a workforce development partnership between schools, employers, organizations, or associations to create employment and training pathways. Funds : Grants up to $250,000. Application Deadline : March 15, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Volunteer Fire Assistance Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Local firefighting entities in rural Read more

 

E-BLAST: Governor Wolf's Budget Address and more

(Feb 18, 2022)

Happy Black History Month! The theme for this month has been focused on health and wellness Read more

 

Rep. Curry, Senator Kearney Reach Blood Drive Goal, More than 90 Lives to Be Saved from Donations

(Feb 17, 2022)

SPRINGFIELD, PA (February 15, 2022) – Rep. Gina H. Curry (D–Delaware) joined Senator Tim Kearney (D–Delaware/Chester) on Friday to host a blood drive at the East Lansdowne Borough Hall in response to the current blood crisis facing our nation. Thanks to the overwhelming amount of volunteers who donated at the drive, 31 pints of blood were collected, surpassing the event goal of 20 pints, which will save the lives of 93 local hospital patients. “The American Red Cross is facing a national blood shortage crisis,” said Rep. Curry. “This crisis is our crisis. The need is real! We are excited to have reached our blood donation goal. Let’s continue to do our part.” “Given the dire need for blood in our country and our past success with blood drives, we knew hosting another drive would be the right thing to do,” said Senator Kearney. “We want to be a part of the solution and this event is one way that we can all step up and do our part.” In January, the American Red Cross declared the nation’s first-ever blood crisis amid the Omicron Surge. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, the Red Cross has experienced a 10% decline in the number of people donating blood, forcing doctors to delay critical transfusion for people in need. “T he American Red Cross has been facing dire blood inventory challenges for Read more

 

Curry applauds state grants awarded to local fire and EMS companies

(Feb 16, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, Feb. 16 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, announced today $53,325 in Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services grants. “Our first responders put themselves in danger to protect all of us, but many of our rescue departments are facing staffing and funding challenges,” said Curry. “I am hopeful that this grant money will ease some of the burden they face and allow them to continue serving their communities.” The grants were awarded to the following local fire and rescue departments: East Lansdowne Fire Co. #1: $15,000 (Fire) and $8,325 (EMS). Lansdowne Fire Co.: $15,000. Upper Darby Fire Co. No 1: $15,000. The grants are administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner and can be used for facility upgrades, equipment, debt reduction, training, education and public outreach, recruitment and retention, construction savings account, overtime costs associated with backfilling positions while firefighters are attending training (career departments only) and revenue loss due to COVID-19 impacts. All fire companies, emergency medical services and volunteer rescue squads are eligible to apply for the annual grant program. A full list of fire and EMS companies awarded grants this year statewide is available here . Read more

 

Now open for applications: Homeowner assistance, nonprofit security, Act 13, and clean energy funding opportunities

(Feb 07, 2022)

Learn about grant programs that are accepting applications. Read more

 

Black & Diverse Business Forum

(Feb 04, 2022)

Sen. Tim Kearney and I will host a Black & Diverse Business Forum on Feb. 26 at Delaware County Community College from 9 am until noon. Minority entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to come out to the event and learn about small business resources including: * How to get started * How to get certified * How to grow your business * How to access capital * Connect with companies interested in contracting with diverse businesses Attendees can expect to hear about business opportunities from leaders across Southeastern Pennsylvania, including representatives from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, SEPTA, Swarthmore College, Widener University’s Small Business Development Center, and more *** Delaware County Community College requires attendees to be fully- vaccinated OR have received a negative COVID test within 72 hours of attending the event. *** Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Register in advance: senatorkearney.com/event/businessforum/ Read more

 

Diverse by example: Increasing diversity in academia

(Feb 02, 2022)

Nationally, just 6% of college and university faculty are Black. Today, the PA House Democratic Policy Committee, along with co-hosts state Reps. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, and Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., explored the topics of diversity and inclusion among academic faculty in Pennsylvania at a hearing in State College, PA. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Legislative Update, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics, SEPTA Senior ID Key and more

(Feb 01, 2022)

February is here and we are celebrating Black History Month!!! This year in 2022, the focus is on health and wellness. Read more